Wim Blom’s work is precise, of a timeless quality. He adopts an intensely realistic approach to painting still lifes and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces. He received his Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy.
Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art. After emigrating to Canada, he was a curator at the National Gallery of Canada. After leaving the museum world, Blom gave his full attention to his painting. He has exhibited internationally. His work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the South African National Gallery, in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A. Wim Blom lives and works on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.
An empty room 2005
Pencil and yellow wash on paper 13.3 x 27.9 cm (5.25″ x 11″)
Still life on a shelf 2017
Oil on panel 66 x 76.2 cm (26″ x 30″)
Egg tempera on paper 40 x 46cm (15.75″ x 18″)
Lamp and plate 2014
Oil on canvas 45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″)
Shelf with bowl 2015
Oil on canvas 66 x 66cm (26″ x 26″)
Still life below an open window 2015
Oil on panel 71 x 61cm (28″ x 24″)
Shelf with a ribbon 2016
Oil on canvas 45.7 x 66cm (18″ x 26″)
This artist’s work is represented at Ian Tan Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery & in